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  • We Want to Help | Mark’s Remarks

    Many of us have suffered through hardships, sickness, death of loved ones, and other things life sends our way. Invariably, we’ve come in contact with people who want to show their support. When my daughter had cancer...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • Conquering Fear and Standing Up | Mark’s Remarks

    Never have we experienced a time such as this. Every day I scan my Facebook page, often at breakneck speed. It’s almost like the days when I speed read my newspaper, reading all the headlines first and...

    • Posted April 11, 2018
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  • Out of Style | Mark’s Remarks

    It’s been happening for quite some time; things I talk about, things I wear, ideas I have.   They all seem to be going out of style. I noticed it first with my students at school. I’d...

    • Posted April 4, 2018
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  • Simpler Times at School | Mark’s Remarks

    My great aunts and my grandmother were all school teachers. They taught in the early part of the 20th century, when things were so simple.  I’m sure they thought things were tough back then.  Oh, how they...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • People Going Nuts | Mark’s Remarks

    My sweet little third graders and their mothers gave me a surprise baby shower when our first son was born. I felt ashamed of myself, because the kids were so excited and all I could think about...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Movements, Movements Everywhere | Marks’ Remarks

    Like me, you may have had mixed emotions about the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements regarding the treatment of women and sexual harassment. I won’t go into my opinions on both of those movements, or indeed...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ | Movie Review

    When I heard that Oprah Winfrey spoke of her new movie “A Wrinkle in Time” as a future classic, I knew I’d need to talk myself into giving it a decent chance before seeing it. Indeed, the...

    • Posted March 9, 2018
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  • Huddled Masses | Mark’s Remarks

    We practiced for an intruder last week at school. The principal announced we would have a drill one day, and we spent a little time each day talking to students about it all.  By the time the...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Sporting Life | Mark’s Remarks

    One thing we’ve always tried to do is be enthusiastic about the interests of our children. The boys have tried soccer, karate, baseball, basketball, football, and probably something I’m forgetting. For a time, they stuck with every...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • Discouraging Disrespect | Mark’s Remarks

    We were at a recent sporting event in which we sat near the “pep club.” I know a lot of the kids in the pep club and I think they are good kids. They have good parents. ...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Under Explaining | Mark’s Remarks

    A few years back, there was a somewhat new term in education. A great local educator had written a book. He also taught a class, and we were all on board with his simplistic way of making...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • In Search of a Good Balance | Mark’s Remarks

    I consider myself an optimist most of the time. But as an educator, I am often in a black mood about the state of affairs surrounding education. I am often in a black mood about how blame...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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